Allan do Carmo
FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup series champion and nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year]]Samuel De Bona, and Poliana Okimoto of Brazil at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona]]Allan Lopes Mamédio do Carmo (born 8 March 1989) is a 27-year-old world-class open water swimmer from Bahia, Brazil and one of the fastest professional marathon swimmers in the world.
Open Water Swimming Career
- He is a 2-time Olympic 10K Marathon Swim finalist (2008 Beijing and 2016 Rio)
- He is nearly always finishing near the top of FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup races.
- He is coached by Carlos Rogerio Arapiraca and is a nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
- He competed in the 5 km race and the mixed 5 km team pursuit at the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary.
- In July 2016, he finished 4th in the Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup in Lac St-Jean, Canada.
- He competed in the World University Games 10 km marathon swim in Taipei, Taiwan on 26 August 2016.
- He won the Rei e Rainha do Mar on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on 10 December 2016 together with Ana Marcela Cunha, Poliana Okimoto and Fernando Ponte.
- He finished 4th in the 2018 FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series race in Lac St-Jean, Quebec, Canada on 26 July 2018.
- He competed in the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 10 km marathon swim in Chiba, Japan on 14 August 2018.
- On 6 September 2020, he finished 7th overall, 5th man in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in 6 hours 6 minutes 55 seconds.
FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup
He finished first overall in the 2014 FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup professional circuit and third overall in the 2014 FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup professional circuit. He also won the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race in Chu'an, China on 11 October 2015.
International Marathon Swimming Career
- The Bahai (Brazil) native competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and finished 14th in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim. He also participated in the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, the FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup where he was ranked 10th, and the annual King and Queen of the Sea series and the 15 km Travessia Powerade Mar Grande Salvador in Brasil where he finished second in 2012 and first in 2014.
- He won a gold medal in the 4 km team pursuit relay at the 2014 South American Games together with Diogo Andrade Villarinho and Ana Marcela Cunha and in the 10 km marathon swim at the 2014 South American Games in Santiago, Chile.
- He finished second in the 5 km team pursuit in the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia and qualified in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
- He won the 2015 1.5 km New World Harbour Race in Hong Kong.
- He competed in the 10 km and 25 km marathon swims at the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary
- He finished 2nd overall in the 2016 FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup professional marathon swimming circuit.
- He competed on the 2019 FINA / CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Seychelles on 12 May 2019.
- He won the 10 km Super Challenge at the Rei e Rainha do Mar from Praia dos Ossos to Manguinhos in Rei de Janeiro, Brazil on 7 November 2020.
- On 20 March 2021, he qualified for the 2021 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim qualification race to be held in Fukuoka, Japan on 30 May 2021 by finishing 2nd in the Brazilian national selection race in Reserva Santa Rita da Lagoa Azul in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- He competed in the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Setúbal Bay, Portugal on 20 June 2021 at the age of 31.
2014 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nomination
Do Carmo is nominated for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
"Taking after his Brazilian female teammates Ana Marcela Cunha and Poliana Okimoto, Allan Lopes Mamédio do Carmo is an Olympian. But for the first time in his long career, he became the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup champion this year. After last year’s FINA World Championship medal performance in the 5 km team pursuit, Do Carmo is finding himself highly motivated by the prospects of representing Brazil at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. His motivation is equaled by his racing performance throughout the 2014 season where he outsprinted Olympic medalists like Thomas Lurz and Richard Weinberger while outpointing every other elite male swimmer in the world. For winning the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup series title for the first time, for joining Ana Marcela Cunha in a dominating Brazilian sweep of the FINA World Cup titles, for winning 2 races on the pro circuit as well as the South American Games 10 km race and the 4 km team pursuit, Allan do Carmo is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year."
Adam Walker (Great Britain), Oceans Seven Swimmer
2. Allan Lopes Mamédio do Carmo (Brazil), FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup Champion
4. Colin Hill (Great Britain), Race Director & Open Water Ambassador
4. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands), 2-time European Champion
5. Henri Kaarma (Estonia), Ice Swimmer & Cold Water Ambassador
6. Joanes Hedel (France), FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix Champion
6. Joseph Locke (U.S.A.), Farallons Freestyler
8. Lewis Pugh, OIG (Great Britain), Ocean Advocate
9. Otto Thaning, M.D. (South Africa), Oldest English Channel Swimmer
10. Phil White (U.S.A.), Outstanding Organizer
11. Tomi Stefanovski (Macedonia), Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean Co-Champion
12. Xavier Desharnais (Canada), Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean Co-Champion
Olympic 10K Test Event
2008 Beijing Olympic Games Men's Results
Gold: Maarten van der Weijden (Netherlands) 1:51:51.6
Silver: David Davies (Great Britain) 1:51:54.1
Bronze: Thomas Lurz (Germany) 1:51:54.6
4. Valerio Cleri (Italy) 1:52:06.5
5. Evgeny Drattsev (Russia) 1:52:08.9
6. Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) 1:52:09.1
6. Brian Ryckeman (Belgium) 1:52:10.6
8. Mark Warkentin (United States) 1:52:14.0
9. Chad Ho (South Africa) 1:52:14.1
10. Erwin Leon Maldonado Savera (Venezuela) 1:52:14.6
11. Ky Hurst (Australia) 1:52:14.6
12. Igor Chervynskiy (Ukraine) 1:52:14.6
14. Francisco Jose Hervas (Spain) 1:52:16.
14. Allan do Carmo (Brazil) 1:52:16.6
15. Gilles Rondy (France) 1:52:16.6
16. Spyridon Gianniotis (Greece) 1:52:20.4
16. Rostislav Vitek (Czech Republic) 1:52:41.8
18. Luis Escobar (Mexico) 1:54:46.9
19. Saleh Mohammad (Syria) 1:54:46.6
20. Mohamed Elzanaty (Egypt) 1:55:16.0
21. Damian Blaum (Argentina) 1:55:48.6
22. Arseniy Lavrentyev (Portugal) 2:04:49.6
24. Xin Tong (China 2:09:14.4
Csaba Gercsak (Hungary) DNF
Vladimir Dyatchin (Russia) DSQ
2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results
1. Ferry Weertman, NED 1:52:59.8
2. Spyridon Gianniotis, GRE 1:52:59.8
4. Marc-Antoine Daniel Frede Olivier, FRA 1:54:02.0
4. Lijun Zu, CHN 1:54:02.0
5. Jordan Wilimovsky, USA 1:54:04.2
6. Simone Ruffini, ITA 1:54:04.5
6. Federico Vanelli, ITA 1:54:04.9
8. Yasunari Hirai, JPN 1:54:04.6
9. Christian Reichert, GER 1:54:04.6
10. Chad Ho, RSA 1:54:04.8
11. Evgenii Drattcev, RUS 1:54:04.8
12. Ous Mellouli, TUN 1:54:06.1
14. Mark Papp, HUN 1:54:11.6
14. Ventsislav Aydaski, BUL 1:54:16.1
15. Ivan Enderica Ochoa, ECU 1:54:16.2
16. Richard Weinberger, CAN 1:54:16.4
16. Allan Do Carmo, BRA 1:54:16.4
18. Kane Rae Francis Radford, NZL 1:54:18.6
19. Richard Nagy, SVK 1:54:45.4
20. Jarrod Poort, AUS 1:54:40.6
21. Erwin Maldonado, VEN 1:54:44.6
22. Marwan Ahmed Aly Morsy Elamrawy, EGY 1:59:16.2
DSQ Sean Ryan, USA
DSQ Vitaliy Khudyakov, KAZ (Asia)
DSQ Jack Burnell, GBR